Lancelot "Capability" Brown

Landscape architect

1716 – 1783

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Who was Lancelot "Capability" Brown?

Lancelot Brown, more commonly known as Capability Brown, was an English landscape architect. He is remembered as "the last of the great English eighteenth-century artists to be accorded his due", and "England's greatest gardener". He designed over 170 parks, many of which still endure. His influence was so great that the contributions to the English garden made by his predecessors Charles Bridgeman and William Kent are often overlooked; even Kent's apologist Horace Walpole allowed that Kent had been followed by "a very able master".

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Born
Aug 30, 1716
Northumberland
Spouses
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Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Stowe House
    (1740 - 1751)
  • Hammersmith
    (1751 - )
  • Wilderness House
    (1764 - )
  • Fenstanton Manor
    (1773 - )
Died
Feb 6, 1783
Resting place
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Fenstanton

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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